Salsa Classes: The Best Salsa Classes

Salsa Classes

“I tried to learn Salsa classes at other schools, but I just couldn’t remember the moves. I need a lot of repetition to make my dancing smooth, and the fact that each Beginner lesson was taught during three salsa classes per week at Salsa in the Suburbs, was exactly what I needed to get started!” – Wes, Boothwyn, PA

BEGINNER I SALSA CLASSES

Pre-requisite: None
Duration: 8 classes (offered three times/week!)
Instructor(s): Julie Berger

For students brand new to the world of Salsa, these salsa classes starts with the basics! Students learn the basic steps and techniques for Salsa, as well as “shine” moves and styling.

Take a look at a Beginner I class in action. We don’t always count outloud but it’s a good way to learn :)

These salsa classes are designed to give students a strong foundation, including the fundamentals of leading and following, and a simple pattern, including a Right-hand Turn Pattern, Cross Body Lead, and an Inside Turn! Classes start with a warm-up, reviewing moves from the previous week as well as adding new steps to your repertoire, followed by partner work and review.

Students will rotate and experience dancing with everyone. During week 8, students will review the pattern, plus learn dance etiquette and apply their new moves and knowledge in a club ambiance during a nightclub simulation! Fun and fitness friendly- come fall in love with Salsa! Students with “two left feet” are more than welcome!


Please note: If possible, it is both highly recommended and beneficial to attend salsa classes 3x/week (or 2x/week and 1-hour of practice). Not only will material be reviewed and become easier to understand and execute, but the repetition also adds to muscle memory which will help with smoother transitions between patterns and steps, as well as confidence.

“I just loved the fact that the instructor would encourage us to videotape the moves at the end of class. Having a videotape helped my husband and me know what to practice, and it gave us a fun thing to do after we put the kids to bed.” -Jennifer, West Chester, PA

BEGINNER II SALSA CLASSES

Pre-requisite: Beginner I Salsa
Duration: 8 classes (offered three times/week!)
Instructor(s): Linda Pang, Lucas Lopez, or Wes Sturgis

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For students eager to keep building the skills they developed in Beginner I Salsa, this is the salsa class for you! This class moves at the same steady, and thorough pace of Beginner I, allowing you plenty of time to keep mastering, and building upon those basics, yet adding a variety of new moves and faster-paced songs.

Students will learn more fancy footwork for shines, explore several variations on right hands turns and learn essential moves such as “enchufla” and “Make Her Walk,” and learn what it means to “pick up the girl” and take her “around the world” plus much more!

Beginner II salsa classes are designed for students who want to gain confidence for those Salsa clubs and bridge the gap between Beginner I Salsa and Intermediate A Salsa. Also, you will master two brand-new patterns, and essentially more than double the skills you’ve learned in Beginner I Salsa!

Please note: If possible, it is both highly recommended and beneficial to attend class 3x/week (or 2x/week and 1-hour of practice). Not only will material be reviewed and become easier to understand and execute, but the repetition also adds to muscle memory which will help with smoother transitions between patterns and steps, as well as confidence.

INTERMEDIATE A SALSA CLASSES

Pre-requisite: Beginner I/II Salsa (can be taken simultaneously with Beginner II)
Duration: Ongoing (Six Month Curriculum – Offered three times/week!)
Instructor: Julie Berger

For students who have attended Salsa Classes for at least 4 months, add more moves to your arsenal! This course follows a six month syllabus and every four weeks focuses on a particular these, such as “Inside Turns or Copas.”

You will learn a new pattern for the first three weeks of a particular theme and review all three patterns on the fourth week. You’ll learn more intricate foot-work and exciting moves such as the “doorknob” and “Philly Favorite”, plus moves like a “Fishtail” and “Apache Whip!” Take your Salsa education to the next level!

 

 

Please note: Students are more than welcome to come to Intermediate A multiple times a week and learn something new each time; each Intermediate A class is working on a different part of the syllabus, so if you’d like to tackle more moves and more patterns in a concentrated period of time, come to class twice or three times per week: Sundays @ 5:15p.m., Mondays @ 7:30p.m., & Wednesdays @ 8:30p.m.

INTERMEDIATE B SALSA

Pre-requisite: Intermediate A Salsa
Duration: Ongoing
Instructor: Julie Berger

For students who have studied Salsa at least a year, add more polish to your technique and patterns! Focus on more intricate foot-work and styling, 360‘s, multiple spins, and pattern combinations that will make head turns to you when you step foot onto the dance floor! When you master the moves in Intermediate B salsa classes, you will be viewed as an excellent dancer by your friends and family.

BEGINNER SALSA PERFORMANCE

Pre-requisite: Beginner I & II Salsa / NO WALK-INS
Duration: 12 classes, two hours each
Instructor: Julie Berger

Now is your time to shine! Come take center stage in this 2-hour partnered performance class! Students in this course learn specific choreography with their partners and as a class, matched to a specific song chosen by the instructor. Each week builds on the previous week, resulting in a choreographed dance routine that is performed at one of the Salsa dance parties!

Steps, patterns, and techniques range from Beginner to Intermediate. Costume and shoe requirements are given on the first day of class. Come experience the thrill and excitement of performing in-front of your fellow friends, family, and salseros!

Please note: most students need to practice at least a couple of hours outside of class each week to get their moves and patterns polished performance ready!

 

INTERMEDIATE SALSA PERFORMANCE

Pre-requisite: Beginner I & II Salsa, some Intermediate A Salsa; must have participated in a Performance Class before / NO WALK-INS
Duration: 12 classes, two hours each
Instructor: Julie Berger

Now is your time to shine! Come take center stage in this 2-hour partnered performance class! Students in this course learn specific choreography with their partners and as a class, matched to a specific song chosen by the instructor. Each week builds on the previous week, resulting in a choreographed dance routine that is performed at one of the Salsa dance parties!

Steps, patterns, and techniques range from Intermediate to Advanced. Costume and shoe requirements are given on the first day of class. Come experience the thrill and excitement of performing in-front of your fellow friends, family, and salseros!

Please note: most students need to practice at least a couple of hours outside of class each week to get their moves and patterns polished performance ready!

 

BACHATA PERFORMANCE

Pre-requisite: At least 2 months of Bachata class / NO WALK-INS
Duration: 12 classes, two hours each
Instructor: Julie Berger

Now is your time to shine! Come take center stage in this 2-hour partnered performance class! Students in this course learn specific choreography with their partners and as a class, matched to a specific song chosen by the instructor. Each week builds on the previous week, resulting in a choreographed dance routine that is performed at one of the Salsa dance parties!

Steps, patterns, and techniques range from Beginner to Advanced. Costume and shoe requirements are given on the first day of class. Come experience the thrill and excitement of performing in-front of your fellow friends, family, and salseros!

Please note: most students need to practice at least a couple of hours outside of class each week to get their moves and patterns polished performance ready!

 

 

 

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